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morning. bye-bye. good morning. it is wednesday, october 3, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." the first presidential debate is tonight and we'll talk with both campaigns and show you why republicans are suddenly agreeing with vice president biden. >> american airlines claims it finally figured out why seats are coming apart in mid-flight. >> we'll meet the tv anchor who fought back on the air after a viewer criticized her weight. >> we begin this morning with today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. tonight is the big night for the first of three debates. president obama and mitt romney
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set to square off in denver. >> the president's campaign is dealing with an october surprise after video of an old speech resurfaced. >> senator obama accuses the government of short changing victims of hurricane katrina. >> meanwhile republicans say joe biden just gave some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >> secretary clinton said she put together a commission to investigate the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> the pentagon put together a package to capture the terrorists that did this. >> american airlines plans to check 11 more planes for loose seat problems. the airlines blames improperly installed clamps that allowed seats dome loose. >> she was hit by a car, got stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met.
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>> the back of a manatee. >> looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. >> adam greenberg hit in the head by a pitch. the first and only pitch he ever saw until tonight. knee strikes out. >> all that -- >> even if you don't care about the election. >> i know. show you my boobs. >> mr. president, china is demanding that the u.s. payback its debt in fuel immediately. >> why you got to do that. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> on cbs "this morning." >> presidential candidate who blinked less during a debate or as michele bachmann put it you want me to get back into this as michele bachmann put it you want me to get back into this thing? captioning funded by cbs
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>> good morning. it is wednesday, october 3, 2012. for the first time president obama and mitt romney will meet on stage. the president faced critic jim for a five year old speech. his running meat misspoke again. we go to denver for a preview. >> reporter: good morning. both of these candidates are under enormous pressure to perform tonight. they have been preparing for more than a month. yesterday we saw them both take a little break, try to get away from it all. then last night that video changed the conversation. >> in denver, romney went for mexican at chipotle along with ohio senator rob portman who has been playing the role of president obama in mock debates. in nevada the president who has been rehearsing with massachusetts senator john kerry as romney went to the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular.
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>> reporter: both left the day's campaigning to their number twos and that turned into trouble for team obama. in charlotte, vice president joe biden was trying to argue romney would raise taxes on the middle class. when he implied president obama's policies already have hurt. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes. >> reporter: biden later tried to dig out of that hole but republicans pounced. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years as been quote buried. we agree. we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the day's events were overshadowed by a video of senator obama reading off a prepared script. before a predominantly black
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audience he inplayed the federal government held back money after hurricane katrina based on race. he noticed hurricane andrew in florida the government's response was -- >> we won't wait for to you scratch it together. because you're part of the american family. >> reporter: after katrina he said it was different. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where's your dollar? tells me somehow the people down in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> reporter: in this speech that we saw last night the president said he didn't think the initial response to hurricane katrina was motivated by race. he said that incompetence was colorblind. this speech was covered in 2007. it was aired last night on the conservative media, fox's sean hannity. that prompted that some speculate that the right is concerned about this campaign.
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>> also on the debate site is kevin madden a senior adviser to the romney campaign. good morning. >> good morning. >> there's much talk this morning and throughout this political community that governor romney has to be both aggressive and at the same time relaxed recognizing the circumstances. will we tonight see a new mitt romney? that we have not seen before? >> i think you'll see the mitt romney that really cares about putting the american people back to work. i think that's the most important goal that the governor has. you know, we spent these last few months of this campaign trying to clarify the choice that americans have. and i think we've summed it up very aptly. do they want another four years like the last four years. whether it's tax reform, how we lower energy cost, how we lower health care costs that's going to be an important question that governor romney poses, and
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essentially offer people that haven't made up their mind during this election the clear choice and contrast that with the failed record of the obama administration. >> kevin i want to get to southeast specifics on the issues but first i want to ask you about that video that jan just showed in herpes a speech obama made in 2007 which was covered by all of the networks who had reporters there at the time. >> right. >> do you think that video is relevant? >> well, i think a lot of people -- voters have to look at that video and have to make up their mind on that individually. i think what's much horse important to this debate right now are the president's policies. the president's record over the four years. that's going to be most important topic on stage tonight. >> but, kevin, as you know -- >> his record on the economy and putting people back network that hasn't happened in the last four years. that's the more important debate. voters will be watching this conversation that we have tonight and they are going to ask themselves the question do i want another four years of the
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status quo that president obama is offering or do i want to set the country on a new course as it relates to job creation, a new course as it relates to the economy. >> sean hannity thinks this video is a bombshell. do you think it is a bombshell and will the romney campaign will use it in television ads? >> well, i think that it was covered in 2007. i think a number of folks will continue to cover it today. how they cover it in that context i think a lot of that is up to individual voters and whether they think it's relevant to the conversation we're having today. we believe as a campaign i think governor romney believes what's most relevant are the president's policies and how they areaffecting people's bottom line. that's a much more relevant debate that we'll focus on. >> if they do not see a new romney will they see a romney offering specifics as to
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deductions he might prefer in terms of what we now do not see in tax reform? >> it's hard to get into a whole lot of specifics particularly when you're talking about something as complex as all the deductions you would go through as part of tax reform. but on the issue of tax reform governor romney will offer a great deal of specifics about what he would do. >> that we've not heard before. >> yeah. a lot of that, you know, charlie depends on the questions. but i think a lot of what the specifics that you're talking about as far as what tax reform looks like, whether it's lowering the corporate rate in order to make sure we're more competitive as an economy in this global marketplace but also lowering middle class tax burden, broadening the base and making the american economy more competitive as a result, i think that you'll hear a great deal of specifics. most importantly you'll hear the contrast because the president's reforms haven't been enough to help the economy. >> now let's turn to robert
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gibbs, he's a senior advicer to the obama campaign. good morning, robert. >> good morning, guys. how are you >> i also want to give you and opportunity to respond to that tape that was aired by fox the president talking about what happened in new orleans. does the president believe the bush administration did not help the victims of hurricane katrina because of their race? >> well, as you said, the president said that the incompetence that surrounded the federal government's response to katrina in 2005 was colorblind. what the president is talking about in that tape is the law that governs disaster assistance requires a 10% match for community to qualify for disaster assistance. we waived it for hurricane andrew and waived it nor new york city in 9/11 and barack obama and members of the mississippi and louisiana delegations all believed we should also waive it for new orleans. >> so you're not worried about it? >> look, if the republicans want to defend the bush administration's response to
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katrina, i'm sure the president would give them his time during the debate to do that. but, look, i have to say i'm a little amazed that as you mentioned a wildly covered speech, likely by people at your network is somehow caused five years later because somebody like sean hannity decided to re-air what was covered extensively. you wonder why you get a debate that's a little bit distracted during a political campaign. >> let me move on. is there something that the obama campaign believes the president has to do tonight because clearly the romney people believe this is their opportunity to reset this campaign? >> charlie, i think what you'll hear the president do tonight is have a conversation directly with the american people about where we've been over the past four years and what we have to continue to do moving forward to strengthen our economy, to build it from the middle out and give
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people a real sense of security and opportunity. talk about retraining workers and bringing manufacturing jobs back into this country. hiring new math and science teach towers improve our education. doubling our exports. all of those things that will help create jobs as we move forward and strengthen our economy. i must say charlie i was struck by kevin's answer about the fact that once again the romney campaign says they really don't have time to discuss the specifics of their tax plan. and, you know, this is a $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy. >> we haven't heard the specifics of what the president is prepared to do in terms of spending cuts as well. >> i don't think that's true. i think if you look at the budget plan that the president has outlined, he has a $4 trillion spending cut plan that deals to make sure our tax code is fair and that those that are on the upper end of that tax code are a paying more. mitt romney's $5 trillion tax plan isn't hard to explain because of the time it's hard to
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explain because of the math. the math doesn't add up. $5 trillion isn't paid for and what it requires is economic studies have shown this is that mitt romney has to raise taxes on middle class people to provide people like him with a tax cut. month speaking of middle class families, median household income for americans in the past four years has dropped $4,000. middle class families are hurting. and yesterday the vice president joe biden said how can you justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years? was that a gaffe by biden or was he speaking the truth? >> what vice president biden was saying, what i believe many middle class families throughout this country believe, median household income didn't fall in the last four years, median household income fell in the last decade since we began keeping statistics. >> the vice president said buried the last four years suggesting something happened in
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the obama administration. >> what joe biden and president obama have suggested is that we had eight years of horrific economic decisions, tax cuts for the very wealthy, wall street writing its own rules culminating in an economic disaster that culminated four years ago of which we've had to dig out from. let's be clear the middle class has been buried for a lot longer than the time that we've been dealing with bad economic decisions from the former administration. people in the middle class have been working harder each and every day and watching their wages decline. >> robert gibbs, good to see you this morning. >> scot pelley will anchor cbs's coverage of the debate tonight. >> for the first time since the deadly attack on the american consulate in benghazi, secretary of state hillary clinton is responding to congress's demand for more information. margaret brennan in washington has seen the request and the response. margaret, good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning to you, charlie. secretary clinton pledged tuesday nobody will hold this department more accountable than we hold ourselves. that statement of prompted by claims that unnamed federal officials have evidence of a known security failure at the benghazi consulate. darrell issa detailed this in a letter saying prior to the september 11th attack the u.s. mission in libya made repeated requests for increased security in benghazi. the mission in libya, however, was denied these resource by officials in washington. issa a republican called for a hearing next week. his staff has not detailed the new intelligence and has not shared it with all committee members. the state department's own five person committee which includes a former chairman of the joint chiefs will begin their probe this week. senior aides will hand over emails to show who knew what and when. now the state department has avoided comments on the
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investigation but today the secretary will respond to questions about the contradictory reports of just what happened in benghazi. >> that will likely be news. thank you very much. american airlines pilots say they will resume contract talks with the company this week hoping to end a bitter labor dispute. meanwhile the airline has found more planes with seats that could come loose in mid-flight. we go to dallas-ft. worth airport, american's main hub. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. american airlines is expected to complete its inspection of 47 of its 757 jet liners this morning. they are concerned with problem of seats not adequately attached to the floor. now so far american reports it has found a total of six planes with the problem. those jets cleared maintenance checks before takeoff. after inspecting nearly half of its active boeing 757 fleet, american airlines now says it knows why seats have been coming loose mid-flight. tuesday the company blamed a
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device known as assadle clamp used to secure a row of three seats to the floor. >> we deployed a number of mechanics. >> reporter: david campbell vice president for safety and security at american. >> we believe we've isolated it down to the attach points and how those attach points ultimately installed. >> reporter: over the past week the problem has come up on three separate flights. two of which were forced to make emergency landings. the first incident occurred last wednesday on a flight from veil to dallas. mechanics thought they fixed it but the problem resurfaced on saturday on the same plane flying from boston to miami. >> the seat is loose. we don't want that thing flying around and hurting the passengers behind them. >> reporter: american said they linked it to one maintenance facility. but they ruled out sabotage. >> finding what's causing it, mechanical or human error is what we're trying to do.
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>> reporter: despite the company's ongoing labor dispute travel experts are not telling passengers to steer clear of the airline. >> i can tell you personally i have booked for thanksgiving and christmas on american. i don't feel uncomfortable. if you ask me in three weeks and they haven't solved the labor issue i might be more comfortable. >> reporter: the two planes that have the original problem are now back in service. american airlines says no passengers have been injured in any of those incidents. >> time to show you some of this morning's headlines. the tucson sentinel report on the hunt for suspects in the murder of a border agent. nicholas ivie was jot near the border. they were responding to an alarm. >> the "philadelphia inquirer" says former penn state assistant coach mcqueary is suing penn
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seat. he claims his reputation was harmed and penn state unfairly let him go. "usa today" reports the economic downturn may not be the only reason for america's declining birth rate. the number of u.s. births have been declining since 2007. last year the number of babies born to teenagers and women in their 20s hit record loss. analysts say the economy doesn't affect teen pregnancies which are usually not planned. >> the "wall street journal" says beer sales are back. another sign we're emerging from the recession. beer shipments rose nearly 2% in the first eight months of this year after falling three straight years.
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himself bobby thompson and mister x. fingerprints reveal he's been a fugitive since the 1980s. >> we love catching people that don't think they can be caught. >> this morning we'll have john donald cody's story and show you how united states marshals finally tracked him down. >> there's nothing stewed by the today's crash test dummies. modern technology is saving lives on the road. on cbs "this morning".
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on thursday morning the entire narrative of this race will change. >> i think it will change everything. >> the night could change everything. >> yes, the debates could change everything. the past two years of relentless campaigning will mean jack squat, total reset, back to year zero of america. we'll abandon the cities and seek refuge in cliff side case. speaking only in hushed tones about the time man stole fire from the sky. train your money for currency will be blood sacrifice offered to our new rulers a race of super intelligent feral cats. oh, show us your mercy. or romney will get a two-point
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bump. either way it's news. >> welcome to cbs "this morning." five months after a man was accused of multimillion dollar charity fraud. >> reporter: in another twist of events of this very, very strange case, john donald cody has been on the run since 1984, when he suddenly fell off the grid around the time he was accused of state fraud. now authorities believe that cody and a man named bobby thompson are one and the same person and alleges he's responsible for the largest charity scam in u.s. history. the many faces of a man who called himself bobby thompson, a master of disguises that authorities believe was hiding a checkered past. last april thompson who was posing as a retired canadian
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mounty was arrested at this rooming house in portland, oregon. >> he wasn't dressed up in a fancy suit or anything. just a regular person. >> reporter: thompson was being pursued by authorities in a nine state cross country man hadn't as the alleged master mine behind an organization called the united states navy veterans association. a fake charity that took in $100 million in donations over an eight year period. authorities say the money never got to the people it was supposed to. instead with the reputation acquired through his seemingly successful charity thompson used the money to gain access to some of the country's most powerful republicans, john boehner, john mccain, rudy giuliani and even president george w. bush. but when he was transferred to ohio to face charges, the man authorities believed to be thompson signed into prison as mister x leaving officials to
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believe he was hiding something more. >> started googling similarities, people that are wanted for fraud, major fraud. >> reporter: u.s. marshal peter eliat said searching the skpr net he found an fbi poster for a similar man. that man was john donald cody a harvard educated attorney who had mysteriously disappeared from his arizona law practice in 1984. and was later indicted on four counts of a state fraud. the original wanted poster described a man without tear ducts so eliot called thunderstorm watchson's land lady that her tenant left something unusual, two big bottles of eye drops. >> it said he had no tear duct, he had to use eye drops all the time. in our world one and one equals two. >> reporter: also left behind in that apartment one dvd. >> been a while since i've done this. >> reporter: leonardo dicaprio's
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portrayal of a fugitive on the run in "catch me if you can." it wasn't until the fbi searched the military's own fingerprint files going back to 1969, the year cody last served that a positive match was finally made. >> we love doing this. we love catching the people that don't think they can be caught. even more than that we love identifying the people that they can't be identified. >> reporter: in another twist of event the fbi has reportedly linked cody to an espionage investigation. >> what more have you learned about this? >> there's something off here which is, you know, listening to the story and talking to the marshal yesterday, what he said was, we ran the prints when we arrested him and nothing came back but then going through the wanted posters we found this guy looked similar. if you arrest the guy and run the prints, his prints should
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come back. so why didn't they? this will give birth to ever conspiracy theory in the world. and he was spy. knew people in high place. could he have gotten his print removed. we don't know why the prints were down in the system. in clarksburg, west virginia there's a huge fbi fast. 70 million prints. they have wanted posters on this guy for federal irs indictment for fraud and suspected espionage. you would have thought they would have add his prints to the file. >> he was never arrested. just indicted. >> the military had his prints on file like they have prints on everyone, particularly those in military intelligence. what should have happened is an agent should have gone down to the military, picked up those prints when they put out the wanted poster, added them to the system. what this means he could have been stopped for dui. >> the moral of this story we need to make sure we coordinate all prints.
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>> i bet what happened here is you got an irs case in phoenix, an espionage case in washington, i bet every agent in every office thought the other guy pulled the prints and put them in the system. it's pretty mundane but people will speculate. >> he was scamming money from people who wanted it to go veterans? >> that's what they allege. what's interesting he started off on the straight and narrow. when he first came out of harvard he worked for a law firm in new york city. when he went to arizona he tried to set up a system where you have lawyers appointed for indigents. then something happened in may of 1984 where he takes off with $100,000 of a client's, allegedly and then starts off on this life of crime. >> what's the spying about? >> the espionage case has to do -- as all this was spinning up, he tried to make contact with or made contact with a hostile foreign power or an
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intelligence officer and because of his former secret clearance the fact he was a reservist in intelligence that's what he was saying, they wanted to know why are you talking to these people. and that is something that now that they have him, they will focus on. >> he was hiding in plain site. he was having pictures taken with senator john mccain, congresswoman michele bachmann. >> george bush, rudy giuliani. >> that's incredible. great to see both of you. thank you. crash dumys used to be nothing more than rag dolls. now they go hi-tech. we go into a facility where some smart dummies are helping to save lives. you're watching cbs "this morning". ready or not, here i come!
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the head in his only major league at-bat seven years ago. last night the miami marlins gave him another chance. he struck out on three pitches against the mets but later he said it was all worth it and got a stand ovation. welcome to cbs "this morning." >> we were hoping for a home run. he got what he really wanted to do, just that one moment to come back. >> inspired us all. >> more americans are dying on the highways. traffic deaths rose 9% in the first half of 2012. analysts think people are driving more thanks to improving economy and a mild winter. >> automakers have worked for decades to reduce the number of traffic deaths and we visit ad general motors test lab where crash dummies are getting a hi-tech makeover. mark, i'm excited to see this test. you went behind-the-scenes. >> reporter: seat belts, airbags, all part of a car's cocoon protection. crash test dumies, the life they
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save could be why are yous. in one eighth of a second a bullet can travel. 32,310 were killed in car accident in 2011. outside detroit jack jensen's life work is to make that deadly number drop further and faster. >> our cars are safer today due to the work horse of this family of crash dummies and the work they do, day in and day out. >> jensen runs the crash test dummy lab for general motors. >> this is the family? >> this is our family of hybrid three crash dummies. it's a family because we have different sizes of adults and children. >> reporter: jensen's 12 employees spend all day building, crashing and repairing what are called in geek speak, anthropomorphic test devices,
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atds. they take a beating so fewer humans will. >> how the dummy's chest compress designed to mimic how a real person's chest would compress. how a dummy's neck bends is designed how a human's neck would bend during a crash. >> reporter: it's painful to see. this is how they research how wrecks affect necks. car crashes are as old as cars and so is the drive to help people survive. in the 1930s the process was primitive at best. for a rollover test engineers simply push ad car sideways down a steep hill. to recreate a head on crash a very human driver had to actually jump out at the last second before his car hit the steel wall. and this is the great grandfather of today's dummies that served general motors in world war ii. >> human evolution, dummy evolution. side-by-side here.
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>> this is how many years apart? i'm sorry. sorry, guy. >> this dummy is from the 1940s. he was used by the united states military for parachute testing. but no instrumentation. it would have been dropped from an airplane with a parachute and then he would have -- you would have picked up the dummy and see what broke. >> reporter: by comparison today's testing technology is staggering. gm is testing the next generation of crash stand ins, sensors on this latest smart dummy can measure 2 million data points per second. >> walk me through this thing. >> this is our new world sit crash dummy. we have a number of ribs. these ribs are made out of high strength steel and designed to mimic human ribs when impacted from the side. >> reporter: this one lab which gm says is the largest in the world has 170 test dummies. there are 25 different shapes and sizes ranging from 25,000 to
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400,000 dollars a piece. that's about $20 million worth of dummies. there are about 350 frontal crash test as year at this lab and more than 100 rollovers. all toll they perform several hundred tests here from cars to car seats. >> reduces the risk of a mortality by 71% for a child. >> how of seven it used correctly? >> not as often as we like. we see roughly three out of four car seats being installed incorrectly. >> we have families, we have children, we have children that we worry about. we buckle our kids in these vehicles. and for that reason, we take this very seriously. more than a job. it's a passion for many of us. it's a life long passion. >> traffic fatalities have dropped steadily over the last 20 years and if you've ever been in an ugly car wreck, crash dummy research is a maj
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>> a few weeks ago we saw researchers tag this great white shark with a gps unit. we'll show you what they've learned so far. where he went. on cbs "this morning". [ mujahid ] there was a little bit of trepidation, not quite knowing what the next phase was going to be, you know, because you been, you know, this is what you had been doing. you know, working, working, working, working, working, working. and now you're talking about, well you know, i won't be,
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never done in her 15 year career. you're watching cbs "this morning." we'll have more.
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krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money...
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♪ good morning, everybody. it is 8:00 a.m. morning mornin welcome to cbs "this morning." a news anchor goes on air and tells a viewer you have no right to critique my weight. >> and we follow a shark that was tagged. >> and here's what we've been covering here on cbs "this morning." both of these candidate are under enormous pressure to perform tonight. they've been preparing for more than a month. >> for the first time president obama and mitt romney will face
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each other on stage with millions of american voters watching. >> you'll see the mitt romney that cares about putting the american people back network. that's the most important goal that the governor has. >> i think what you'll hear the president do tonight is have a conversation directly with the american people about where we've been over the past four years and what we have to continue to do moving forward. >> secretary clinton pledged tuesday nobody will hold this department more accountable than we hold ourselves. that statement was prompted by a known security failure at the been gazay consulate. >> more planes with seats that could come loose. >> two planes that have the original problem are back in service. american airlines says no passengers have been injured in any of those incidents. >> this is how many years apart? >> i'm sorry? sorry, guy. >> last night the miami marlins gave adam greenberg another chance. he struck out on three pitches. >> presidential debates will be seen live on youtube.
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>> both candidates have been learning how to dance gangan style. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. a television anchor is make being her own news this morning by calling out a critic who said her weight makes her a bad role model. >> jennifer livingston of our cbs affiliate wkbt in lacrosse, wisconsin went on the air tuesday with this message to her viewers. >> i want to take a moment to address a situation that has become a talking point in this community over the past weekend especially on facebook that centers around me. on friday i received the following e-mail from a lacrosse man with the subject line community responsibility. and i want reads as follows. hi, jennifer, it's unusual that i see your morning show but i did so for a very short time today. i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years.
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is yourly you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. i leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. now, those of us in the media, we get a healthy dose of critiques from our viewers throughout the years and we realize it comes with having a job in the public eye. this e-mail was more than that. while i tried my best to laugh off the very hurtful attack on my appearance, my colleagues could not do the same, especially my husband, our 6:00 and 10:00 anchor mike thompson. mike post this e-mail on his wkbt facebook page and what happened next has been inspiring. hundreds and hundreds of people have taken the time out of their day to not only lift my spirits but take a stand that attacks
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like this are not okay. now we'll have more on that in just a second. first the truth is i am overweight. you could call me fat. and, yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something i don't e? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family. you have admitted that you don't watch the show. so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. we need to teach our kids how to be kind not critical and we need to do that by example. so many of you have come to my defense, that i'm literally overwhelmed by your words. we're better than that e-mail. we're better than the bullies that would try to take us down. i leave you with this. to all the children out there
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who are struggling with your weight, abuse of the color of your skin, the disability, acne on your skin. do not let yourself-worth be defined by bullies. learn from my experience that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many. >> jennifer livingston is with us now. good morning, jennifer. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> well, we in the media get criticized often and you decided to fight back and call this particular viewer out. why? >> in my opinion, getting emails usually it's something about a story, which i think is fair game or it's something about the coat i'm wearing or the way my hair is styled. this is a personal attack not only on my size but on my ability to role model our community, and young girls and i'm a mother of three girls and
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that hit home and i did not think that is fair. that e-mail was well written. it was articulate. but make no mistake it was meant to hurt my feelings. it was meant to shame me into losing weight. and in my opinion that's a bully. >> jennifer you say it was cruel that e-mail and your response to it has gone viral. i saw it on twitter, people tweeting to me have you seen this, were you surprised by the reaction? >> very surprised. i've never done anything like that. i've never done an editorial in my 15 years in the business. i knew it would get some reaction locally. i was hoping to inspire people in our community about the conversation on bullying. i had no idea this would happen. i'm happy did it. i'm not sure what i got myself into. i can champion a cause for students and kids out there. i'm happy to do it. >> i have to say, jennifer, go you. i get these cranky emails all the time so i know exactly what
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you mean and how you feel. i'm curious how you feel about your weight. you know those of us who struggle with our weight, i'm a card carrying member of jenny craig. i know this struggle. how do you feel? do you think i'm fine the way i am. listen i'm trying to lose a couple of pounds. >> you know, i have always struggled with my weight since i started having children, since my daughter was born ten years ago and it has bean roller coaster ride of weight gain and loss. and i lost 40 pounds between my second and third child and gained it all back and then some with my third child who is now a year old. if i could choose and snap my fingers and be a size that i don't have to shop off the plus-size rack that would being a great but i'm not ashamed of myself. i'm proud of who i am. i think i do a job that is not necessarily worth being critical about my appearance. talk to me about the stories i cover not the way i look. >> there you go.
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>> jennifer part of this story is what you said and did. the other part is response from people. what do you think it was about? what's the greater meaning of this and how much did it mean to you? >> well, i have had the conversation with my own 10-year-old daughter about bullying and i'm trying to encourage her, step up for people who are being bullied. if someone is coming after you you need to be strong and stand up for yourself. when we talked about this e-mail as a family what kind of a role model am i if i don't do it myself. that's what i've seen is the reaction from people literally around the world. they are saying, thank you for standing up for us. i think it's not just a weight issue. this is not a weight issue. people are bullied about so many different things and we just need to take a stand. it's not okay. i think hopefully i'm going to be one of many that's taking the charge in that and we can change the way that our society is today. >> have you had any communication with the man who sent you the e-mail.
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i see he's released another statement. >> yes. he released a statement. we reached out to him. we invited him on our show. he decline. he released a statement saying this platform that i've been given is a great opportunity for me to lose weight in front of everyone and encourages me to do that and hopes that in a year i'll be a better example of health for people. so he's standing strong. >> i think the role model you show is not everybody on tv has to be a skinny mini to be successful. i say go you jennifer livingston. i know your brother is a seasoned actor, ron livingston. what has he said to you? ron livingston was on "sex in the city." >> he was. i got an e-mail from him. i think it said something like whoa. saw you all over the place and way to go sis. >> we say that too. way to go
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>> vice president joe biden has a few more republican fans this morning. we'll show you the latest slip ups some say as we look ahead to tonight's presidential debate on cbs "this morning".
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on the day of the first presidential debate vice president joe biden's critics are saying there you go again. biden said the middle class in america has been in his words buried the last four years. republicans say that's an indictment of the obama administration, bill plante is at the debate site in denver. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as mitt romney prepares for tonight's debate he's gotten
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some new ammunition and he got it from none other than the vice president of the united states, joe biden. now look this is not the first time that bid en sort of foot i the mouth has given ammunition to the other side. >> i'm joe. nice to meet you. >> reporter: biden accused romney of planning to raise taxes on the middle class to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes. >> reporter: republicans pounced calling biden's remarks that the middle class has been buried for four years a stunning admission. the obama campaign called that a desperate and out of context attack. the vice president shrugs off his tendency to shoot from the lip. >> nobody ever doubted i mean what i say, the problem is i say
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all that i mean. >> reporter: this is the third time biden made comments that needed to be cleaned up. in democrats biden made this reference to programs. >> he let the big banks write their own rules. unchain wall street. going to put y'all back in change. >> reporter: then biden went on the issue of same sex marriage before the president's announcement. >> i'm comfortable with the fact men marrying men and women marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights all the civil rights all the civil liberties and quite frankly i don't see much of a distinction beyond that. >> reporter: it may be just a coincidence, but biden has done no national tv interviews since then but a week from tomorrow
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there will be plenty of questions for biden on the debate stage against paul ryan who is famous for his command of budget details. biden's best threat is simply to stick to the script. >> hard to stick to the script sometimes. thank you, bill plante. donnie wahlberg toured with the new kids on the block this summer. hi, donnie. his latest stop is our green room. we'll ask him about reviving his boy band days and his new hit show, "bluebloods." you're watching cbs "this morning". did you take my truck out last night? 'tis tasty.
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cats may have nine lives but we have a story of two dogs who may be the ultimate survivor. >> one of the dogs met up with a car on the east coast the other had trouble with a truck on the west coast. terrell brown reports it's incredible they are both alive. >> reporter: since the invention of the automobile the relationship between man and dog
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has been doomed. >> poor little guy. probably kept up with you for a mile or so. tough little mutt. >> reporter: the topic found its way to the campaign trail as one late night dog lover won't let the nominee forget. >> it's not like i put my dog in the car and my wife on the roof. >> reporter: now there are two new entries between man's best friend and man's favorite machine. the first began along 11 mile strip in road highway in late september. animal control officer responded to a call that a small dog was trapped in the grill of a car. >> she was holding on to the front of the bumper. >> reporter: this tough little poodle was hit by a car going 50 miles per hour. the driver stopped but didn't find the dog until 11 miles later. after freeing the pooch, the officer used a tracking microchip implanted in the dog to sniff out the owners who
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claimed suzy on tuesday nuclear weapon figure the worse until a friend of mine called me last night and said he saw her on the news. >> reporter: suzy has fully recovered from her minor injury. >> this is definitely one of the luckiest dogs. >> reporter: the saga continued across the country when an unsuspected driver found a furry free loader trapped under his hood in california. >> i came out of my truck and i looked here. i saw fur sticking out. when i opened up the hood he gave me like a smile. and i took a picture right away. >> reporter: this springer mix survived 110 mile drive in 100 degree heat. if the owners aren't located, he plans to take him home. so it seems this time in the dog days of october it's mutt over machine. for cbs "this morning," terrell brown, new york. >> how much do we love this
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story? >> absolutely love it. yes. >> can you emanuel? >> okay. this morning we'll track a great white shark along the east i don't spend money
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♪ what a movie. coming soon guess what, john travolta and olivia john are together again. the co-star of "grease" are putting out a christmas album. including a sequel to "you're the one i want."
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welcome to cbs "this morning." two weeks ago we brought you the story of o search. a team of fishermen and scientists trying to learn about great white sharks about catching them and tagging them with gps trackers. >> two of the group's founders are here to update us on their historic research off cape cod, massachusetts. >> we were there for the spot tag and release of a white shark and since our last report o search caught and released another. here's a quick look back. >> a 15-foot shark. >> last month the group called o search caught and maneuvered a live 2,000 pound white shark on to their boats, history was made in the waters off of cape cod. >> can you believe it? >> for the first time ever in the north atlantic a satellite enabled computer was attached to
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the dorsal fin of a white shark. it's aggressive, extremely difficult method. o search founder said it's needed to learn more about great whites. >> we don't know where they breed, where they feed, where they give birth. until we figure that out we can't put policy in place to protect people. >> he believes they need protection from finning which kills millions of sharks every year. >> this has never been tried before. >> how is it possible we don't know anything about them? >> well, because we've spent a lot of time trying to figure out why they occasionally bite people and not necessarily how they live. >> five days after catching jeanne their first white shark off of cape cod the osearch team caught and spot tagged an even bigger one, a 3,500 pound female named mary lee.
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>> mary lee. big girl. >> the two sharks are pinging within their location. their latest moments can be accessed by anyone online. >> chris fisher is here along with the captain of osearch. >> thanks for having us. >> here's my question. what is more nerve-racking appearing on live television or wrestling a 3,500 pound mary sue. it's amazing. nerves of steel when he's on that boat. he just like hones right in and yet -- yeah. >> what's the secret to that? >> just focus. we're all so focused on the health of the shark and, you know, we all work together so well as a team. >> really. >> bringing world class fishermen together with scientists and pioneering new methods. >> tell us what we've learned
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about her track. what does it tell us? >> it's amazing, with the new technology. the big shocker with jeanne she's living off of cape dodd. mary lee has moved down to north carolina from cape cod. so really surprising to scientists where they live and how quickly they move. >> how far will they go? >> nobody knows. >> what do we think about their moving for feeding habits, mating? >> the key is to figure that out. we don't know how to effect policy to protect shark. we're trying to use this tagging and tracking to figure out where do they breed and where do they give birth to protect those vulnerable areas. >> if you learn that you can do what in. >> take it to politicians and get destructive types out of breeding areas. sharks keep the system in balance.
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we must make sure there's a robust population in the future. >> how about jeff? did he have nerves -- >> news expedition. he hung in there for days and days. it was awesome. >> brett is right by the mouth of this great white when it first came out. i went on the lift and they said i could go out there. brett is trying to monitor everything. i looked at brett i said can i come over there and stand next to you. he's like yeah. and i did and it was -- it was once-in-a-lifetime. >> never allowed that to happen. >> there have been questions about how much stress the process puts on these sharks because you're catching them and tagging them and releasing them. what have you found about that? >> well the doctor of studying that while we were in cape cod and our blood work and it shows they recover quite quickly and
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under significantly less stress than other sharks and tuna that are tagged like this. >> why great whites? what is about it them? >> they are the lion of the ocean. >> the lion of the ocean. >> the apex predator. if we remove them from the system the system will collapse. if we lose the ocean we lose the la net. >> meanest toughest thing in the ocean. >> they are the balance keeper. if you remove them from the system, there's a whole trickle down, domino effect. we must save the sharks. >> and the danger is real. >> the danger is real. the danger is shark finning up to 73 million sharks a year, 200,000 today will be killed for a bowl of soup. if that continues the ocean will spiral into just a lifeless area. >> incredible story. thanks to all of you. before donnie wahlberg was a blue-blood he was a new kid on the block. he spent the summer with a group
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who first made him a star. this morning w
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this smells different than usual. >> i followed the recipe. >> what did you do to it? >> what are you talking about? it smells fine. >> it's disgusting. >> it's terrible. >> i don't know. maybe i didn't have the asiago cheese. all they had was the cheese in the can so i used that. >> in the can? >> canned cheese. >> come on, cheese is cheese. what? >> donnie wahlberg stars in the hit cbs crime barack obama "bluebloods." >> the actor singer, producer just start ad new season last
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week after a world twour tour we new kids on the block. remember them? see who you meet in our green room. during commercial break he was taking down the number he wants to go swimming with the sharks. >> yeah. it's really true. these guys were here and you ask these questions. how do they do it? nobody knows anything about sharks. i watch "shark week" every year. it's fascinating. they invited notice go on the boat. i'm like yes. >> they invited you after you said i want to go. i want to go. >> i wasn't shy. >> let's go back in time to new kids on the block. in the new book out today, you said that you were like the kid that got the golden ticket in the contest hadn't started. you were 4 going on 15. >> when i met our soon music producer as a kid who was known in boston from producing the band new edition.
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>> nice hair, donnie. >> thank you. i had a lot of it back then. it was sort of like -- i grew up sort of as a dreamer. i was on the school bus with other members in boston. it was known as a racist city or was because of the bussing controversy in the '70s when white kids were forced into black neighborhoods and black kids into white neighborhoods. there was protesting. i was on those buses and really was what short of shaped my life. i grew up going to school with all-black kids and spanish kids and kids of all races. i got to learn to dream and to imagine, you know, greater things for myself. than i would have just being in the neighborhood with my friend and my older brothers and imagining when oil steal my first car like my older brothers. >> you come from a family of nine kids. >> i have to ask you about that. several members of your family are also in the entertainment business, a lot of people of
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course know marc wahlberg your brother and others. what was that like and how did you become so active? >> it was pretty interesting growing up with nine of us. the fight was always for a little bit of attention. that sort of why i sort of gravitated towards the spot light. i found at an early age that getting positive attention worked for me. i think sometimes when you grow up in a big family and parents are struggling to get by. we had it pretty tough. there were times when, you know, they were shutting the water out front and nine kids and my dad and the dog were chasing the water department, come back here. we had it tough. i found that positive reaction, it was a good way tore me to get attention. other kids don't. sometimes in the struggle to be noticed by your parents kids do the wrong thing and i think some of my brothers and sisters made those choice. >> the family has a restaurant called wahlbergers.
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what makes a good burger? >> cheese. we grew up with the free cheese. we used to get free cheese and free peanut butter and all the government aid food but we used the same cheese from those early days in our childhood because it melts the best. >> is it american cheese? >> yeah. >> cheddar is always good. >> free cheese. >> on "bluebloods" the executive producer said you're the engine that drive the show. that's a very nice thing to say. do you feel that? >> coming from him that's an amazing compliment. being on a show with tom se selleck, hard to take credit for being the engine. he's been doing this for so long. network with him every day is a real treat. >> you live tweet through the show which is interesting. how do you deal with some of the negative tweets? >> you know what? twitter has helped me. growing up in the kid in the
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spotlight i wasn't ready for the negative stuff that comes along with it. i would read criticisms in the local papers where i grew up, i wanted to be in those newspapers and now i am for all the wrong reasons. all i was doing was making pop records and i'm splashed on the pages for this and all these wrong deeds. twitter sort of as an adult has helped me because i realize if i shine a light on the one negative comment and don't pay attention to the 3 million positive ones that come in i'm bringing attention to the negativity. i learned to ignore the bad stuff and focus on the good stuff and i have the power to eliminate the negative stuff if i houston astros to and that's what i choose to do. >> tell me how to do that. i get one negative and that's the one that sticks with me all day long. that's true. >> it's at the expense of all the people. >> thank you donnie. good to see you. continued success friday night "bluebloods." at 10:00, 9:00 central right here on cbs.
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film critic david den by want to know do the movies have a future. he's here to tell us why the hollywood studios are losing the plot. david joins us at the table next on cbs "this morning".
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you want to set up a movie in a week. you want to line hollywood, a town where everybody lies for a living. then you get a sneak 007 into a country that wants cia blood on their breakfast cereal and walk the brady bunch out of the most
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city in the world. >> that's right. >> right. look, i got to tell you. we did suicide missions in the army that had better odds than this. >> i want to see it. the new movie "argo." the cia use as fake hollywood production to cover up a rescue mission in iran. the trouble lately in hollywood is not enough people are watching real movies. >> film critic david den by says the movie business is in trouble. he just put out a collection of essays about movies. do the movies have a future is published by simon and shuster, a division of cbs. what do you mean by movies? we know there's new distribution modes coming on. >> i'm a romantic about the theatrical experience. i love going in the dark to sit with strangers you laugh and cry at the same time. people come out of a good movie
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they are glazed like zombies. they are trying to hold on to that image. my problem with all of these super productions of all the pixels flying around and meaning nothing is it just vanishes. you have no imprint. you wake up the next day an you don't taste the movie any more. it's not imprinted in your head any more. i'm a real world, you know, realist guy. i like men and women together nuclear weapon have a chapter, searching for movie blitz in the digital world. i think it's so true people are thinking i can watch it on my ipod or ipad. you said not the same experience. >> the industry says kids are platform agnostic. think about that phrase for a second. they will look at any screen any time anywhere. i had a terrible time with an ipad because i'm near sighted. i had to put it on my belly, you know. >> then you breathe. knives breathing and watching "pirates of the caribbean." on ship board it was going up
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and down. i want to be overwhelmed by the screen. i want to be immersed. i want to be surrounded on a all sides. that's not what we're talking about. >> what's the solution because the ipad will exist and we're all going to find different ways to watch movies and watch entertainment. so what's the -- >> all of that will continue. i just don't want to lose the centrality of it. i think big hollywood not little hollywood not the independent, not the brilliant producers like scott rudin and harvey weinstein, six studios have broken the contract with the country. they are no longer giving us our soul, our social life, it's become fantasy and time travel and it's essentially marketed for kids all over the world. those movies are not even for us particularly. two third of the box office now is international. our movies have been defoliated
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of local color. >> are you suggesting they shouldn't make money? >> they can do it differently. they can play to small winners. or they can do what has been said. take down those upfront costs. clooney has done this. pay the directors $750,000. and then divide the take at the back end according to fixed percentages. everyone will get paid. if it's a hit you get an enormous payout. the initial layout will sob much cheaper that it might encourage you to take more interest to it. you're not spending $90 million on an ordinary movie. maybe 50. that's still a lot of money. it would make the system saner. it's a great idea. the trouble is the agents won't go for it because they need to
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get their star. >> you said there are not a lot of good movies being made. not big budget movies. >> some of the independents. there was a fabulous movie," bea "beasts of the southern wild." that could win the oscar. >> we saw a great video from the "new york post" this morning, we would love to get your comment. could we see it please? >> what am i about to see? >> take a look. >> close your eyes. >> listen. >> what are we looking at? >> that is my question. >> that's charlie rose dancing at melba's. >> it says charlie rose has
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soul. charlie rose. >> thank you. >> we've known that for a long time. >> it just melas goeay gratmyllgi.
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